Jan ’17: Ngugi wa Thiong’o, Decolonising the mind

51sb1tfgqsl-_sx315_bo1204203200_Ngugi wa Thiong’o, Decolonising the mind: the politics of language in African literature


Ngugi describes this book as “a summary of some of the issues in which I have been passionately involved for the last twenty years of my practice in fiction, theatre, criticism and in the teaching of literature.

In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries Europe stole art treasures from Africa to decorate their houses and museums; in the twentieth century Europe is stealing the treasures of the mind to enrich their languages and cultures….”


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